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Birdland Stats

As a Maryland native, I always loved the Orioles but after 18 years of living in the Old Line State I moved away for college and didn't return. Not being able to attend games was rough, so I searched for an outlet to connect with the O's. As someone who loves numbers, I naturally found a hobby in searching for weird and impressive Orioles stats. If you want join-in on the fun, follow me on Twitter at @BirdlandStats.

#Staturday: Jones Sets OPACY HR Record

Adam Jones follows through on his swing.
Woof. What a miserable week of Orioles’ baseball. Nevertheless, we keep the stats coming! On Monday, Adam Jones hit his 125th career homer at Camden Yards which put him atop the home run leaderboard: Most home runs at Camden Yards: Adam Jones – 125 Rafael Palmeiro – 124 Chris Davis – 115 Brady Anderson – 91 Thus far in 2017, Mark Trumbo has six homers all with something in common: All of Mark Trumbo’s home runs in 2017 (6) have come with two outs. Fact: Chris Davis hits a lot […]

#Staturday: Castillo’s Great Week Puts Him Among O’s Best

Welington Castillo of the Orioles follows through on his swing.
Happy Staturday Birdland! It was a long road trip and as we saw on Friday, there’s no place like home. To the stats! On Friday, Welington Castillo launched a walk-off homer in extra innings extending his three-hit streak to four games: Welington Castillo is the first catcher since 1974 and third catcher since 1913 to go on a four-game three-hit streak. Welington joins Cal Ripken, Eddie Murray, and Don Buford as the only Orioles with three hits in four consecutive games. Earlier this week, Chris Davis hit two extra-inning home […]

#Staturday: O’s Finally Hit Some Triples

Baltimore Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy bats.
Happy Staturday Birdland! Another week of baseball, another avalanche of stats. Let’s get to em! The Orioles & Nationals played in the annual “battle of the beltways” this week. The battle has been pretty lopsided: Since 2012, the Orioles are 19-8 versus the Nationals. They haven’t lost a season series against the Nationals since 2007. Friday night, Dylan Bundy had another solid outing, extending an impressive streak: Dylan Bundy has pitched eight consecutive quality starts – the longest streak since Miguel Gonzalez did the same in 2013. Speaking of streaks, […]

#Staturday: Streaks, Triple Plays, & Beating Boston

Caleb Joseph swings.
Happy Staturday Birdland! The Birds are on the mend, winning two in a row leading up to today’s game. Now let’s see some stats! The Orioles started the week with a four-game series in Boston. They ended up winning two games and splitting the series: This week Buck Showalter notched his 69th and 70th wins against the Red Sox as manager of the Orioles. Besides all the tension and fan “interaction,” another weird thing happened during the series at Fenway: The Orioles recorded their first triple play since September 1st, […]

#Staturday: Hot Starts, Great Pitching, & Grand Salamis

Dylan Bundy winds up in a spring training game.
Happy Staturday Birdland! It was an awesome week that ended sour. Let’s get that taste out of our mouths. After 20 games, the Orioles were 14-6. Here are the years and results after going 14-6 (or better) in the past: 1997: Lost ALCS 1970: Won WS 1968: 2nd AL East 1966: Won WS On Wednesday, the Orioles won on a rare walk-off walk, courtesy of Seth Smith: The Orioles won on a walk-off walk for the first time since June 26th, 2007 & the 21st time in team history. Mark […]

#Staturday: On the O’s Great Run of Pitching

Ubaldo Jimenez pitches for the Baltimore Orioles.
Happy Staturday Birdland! It was a really, really weird week of O’s baseball but nonetheless, a great one. The pitching has caught fire since their three game series in Cincinnati: The Orioles’ pitching staff has allowed one run over the last 33.1 innings. In the last two games against the Reds, both relievers and starters put on an absolute clinic: For two consecutive nights, Orioles’ pitchers have given up only two hits. This is the fifth such streak in Orioles’ history. You know what great pitching means? The Orioles can […]

#Staturday: Opening Day Walk-Offs Rare, Hot Starts Not (Under Buck)

Chris Davis of the Orioles watches a ball fly after swinging.
Baseball is back and so is Staturday! If it’s your first time to Staturday, you can find these and other stats on Twitter: @BirdlandStats. Without further ado, let’s get to it! The Orioles opened the season with a bang, winning on an historic walk-off dinger: Mark Trumbo became the first Oriole with a walk-off home run on Opening Day. Manny also made some Opening Day history: On Monday, Manny Machado recorded his 700th hit, becoming the 34th Oriole to do so. In their second game of the season, Chris Davis […]

2016 O’s Stats Roundup

Jonathan Schoop and Manny Machado of the Orioles celebrate a home run.
What a wild and weird season. To depict the oddities of the 2016 Orioles, I’ve compiled some numbers. Let’s take a look. The Orioles finished 2016 with: – 253 home runs – 5th most in a single season, in MLB history. – 71 multi-HR games – tied for 10th most in a single season, in MLB history. – 16 games with 4+ HRs – tied for most in a single season, in MLB history. – 6 triples – fewest in a single season, in MLB history. – 19 stolen bases […]

#Staturday: So Many Dingers

Four Baltimore Orioles players celebrate after a grand slam.
Happy Staturday Birdland! October baseball is here and the stats keep coming! In the fifth inning last night, the Orioles exploded with three home runs, reaching 250 dingers on the season – an historic mark: The Orioles are only the fifth team in MLB history to hit 250+ home runs in a single season. They Orioles are the only team in MLB history with two seasons (’96 & ’16) of 250+ home runs. At 250 home runs, the Orioles have the fifth most home runs in a single season in […]

#Staturday: Walk-Offs & Special Starts

Trey Mancini tips his cap to the crowd.
Happy Staturday Birdland! It was an up-and-down week but fear not, our Orioles still put up some pretty cool stats! Last night Mark Trumbo blasted a walk-off home run to beat the Diamondbacks… and it was glorious. Mark Trumbo’s walk-off home run was his fifth of his career and his first since April 21st, 2013. Trey Mancini got off to a pretty special start to his career: Trey Mancini became the first Oriole to hit a home run in each of the first the first two starts of his career. […]

#Staturday: Rockin’ the Sox & Rollin’ in September

Robert Andino is mobbed after walking off the Red Sox
Happy Staturday Birdland! It was another good week of baseball for the Orioles filled with awesome stats. Let’s get to em! Last night was a big game for the Orioles. It was also a hallmark victory: The Orioles won their 81st of the season last night, marking their fifth straight season at .500 or above. Friday night’s victory marked the O’s 200th win against AL East teams since 2012 – the most of any team in the division. The O’s are off to a pretty good start to September: Thus […]

#Staturday: Grand Salami

Manny Machado stands in the batter's box.
Happy Staturday Birdland! It was grand week of baseball and today’s Staturday has a grand slam theme. Let’s get to it! On Tuesday, Manny Machado hit his third grand slam of the season, creating a slue of interesting stats: Manny Machado has three grand slams this season, tied with George Springer for the most in Major League Baseball. It’s not just Manny, the rest of team likes hitting grand slams too: Manny’s slam was the Orioles’ 22nd since 2013, the most in the Majors. Considering his age, hitting three slams […]

#Staturday: Manny Matches Cal

Manny Machado in front of sign at spring training 2015.
Happy Staturday Birdland! This week’s stats are all power-hitting themed, so let’s get to em! Last night, Pedro Alvarez smacked his 20th home run giving the Orioles have six different players with 20+ home runs – the only team in Major League Baseball to do so in 2016. Over the past few years, the Orioles have racked quite a lot of 20+ home run seasons: Since 2012, the Orioles have had 22 season performances of 20+ home runs – the most in the Majors. Manny is having another great season […]

#Staturday: Britton Falls Just Short of Olson’s Record

baltimore orioles player pitching
Happy Staturday Birdland! Let’s get right to this week’s stats! On Wednesday, Zach Britton allowed an earned run, proving Britton is after all human and ending his streak of scoreless appearances: Most consecutive outs recorded by relief pitcher without allowing an earned run, in MLB history: Gregg Olson – 126 Zach Britton 124 Joe Sambito – 122 On Tuesday, our beloved Chris Davis did what he always does: smacked a dinger. Coincidentally, Oakland Athletics outfielder Khris Davis also hit a home run. Turns out, it wasn’t the first time this […]

#Staturday: Three-Baggers & Four-Baggers

Mark Trumbo swings in a spring training game.
Happy Staturday Birdland! Another week of baseball means another week of weird and interesting stats: On Sunday Matt Wieters hit a triple that ended the Orioles’ triple-less game streak. Here’s a look at just how long that streak was: At sixty-seven games, the Orioles set the longest triple-less game streak in Major League history. Triples hit between May 31st and August 13th, 2016: All of Major League Baseball – 353 The Orioles – 0 The Os are starting to do what they do best – crushin’ the long ball: Last […]

Staturday: O’s Have Been MLB’s “Grand-est” Team Since 2013

Chris Davis in the batter's box.
Happy Staturday Birdland! Another week of Orioles’ baseball has passed and as always I have another round of awesome Orioles’ stats. On Thursday, Mark Trumbo smacked a grand slam against the A’s. Turns out, the Orioles have been pretty good at that over the past few years: Most grand slams since 2013: Orioles – 21 Red Sox – 20 Astros – 17 Giants – 16 Last night, Dylan Bundy added to his string of impressive starts: Dylan Bundy over his last 5 starts: 1.84 ERA, 15 H, 6 ER, 5 […]

#Staturday: Zach Britton & Pedro Alvarez Pace Orioles

side profile of orioles player britton holding glove by face before pitch
Happy Staturday Birdland! The Orioles are winning, Zach Britton is still nasty, and all is right in the world. Let’s get to this week’s stats! The Orioles have hit ton of home runs this year (163, to be exact) but have lacked triples: Last night, the Orioles set the MLB record for the longest streak without hitting a triple at fifty-nine games. The Orioles held the previous streak at fifty-eight games, set in 1999.  Zach Britton is setting records left and right. Here are just a few of them: Closer […]

#Staturday: Zach Britton Rewriting The Record Books

Zach Britton looks into home plate.
Happy Staturday Birdland! We’re off to tough start after the All-Star break but fear not, the Orioles are still doing some pretty special things. Particularly, the Orioles’ bullpen continues to be dominant. Because of their dominance, this week’s Staturday is dedicated to our closer, Zach Britton. Remember the last time Zach blew a save? Yeah, me neither. On Friday, Zach Britton successfully converted his 33rd consecutive save opportunity, the 3rd longest streak in Orioles’ history. It’s also been since April 30th that Britton has allowed an earned run. In his […]

#Staturday: Some Stats on the O’s in the All-Star Game

Zach Britton and Matt Wieters high five.
Happy Staturday Birdland! Because last week was the All-Star break, today’s Staturday has an All-Star theme. Let’s get to it! Cal Ripken went to the All-Star Game in his last season and joined some special company: Oldest players to hit a home run in the All-Star Game: Cal Ripken – 40yr, 320d Stan Musial – 39yr, 235d Hank Aaron – 38yr, 171d Babe Ruth – 38yr, 150d To contrast the last stat: The youngest Oriole to play in an All-Star Game is RHP Jerry Walker at 20 years, 172 days. […]

#Staturday: Some Cool Stats in a Rough Week

Adam Jones looks on while in the on-deck circle.
Happy Staturday Birdland! It’s been a rocky week for the Orioles but stat-wise they’ve done some pretty cool things. Let’s get to it! On Wednesday Manny turned 24 and we showcased his stats in a previous post. Here’s an impressive one that didn’t make it: With 198 extra-base hits as a third baseman, Manny Machado has the fifth most XBH by any third baseman before age 24. Mark Trumbo leads Major League Baseball in home runs and he’s gotten there by hitting them in groups: In 2016, Mark Trumbo has […]
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